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Self-Publishing for You
Publishing Week
I think nearly every writer has started out hoping to have their name printed on the cover of a book, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.  There's also nothing wrong with not doing that the traditional way.  You're allowed to self-publish for yourself and not worry about selling books or creating a following.  I know, because I did it.  And it's not as hard as you might think.
A Quick Intro

A couple years ago, I was really itching to publish a book.  But I knew I didn't want to go through a publisher.  I also didn't want to deal with all the hassle of marketing and trying to sell it.  I really just wanted a book that had my name on the cover and my stories on the inside.  Simple.  Getting it at the lowest cost possible was also a concern, because two teenagers and a couple dogs doesn't exactly make my checkbook overflow.  I started searching the internet for a way to accomplish this and have
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Kingdom Hearts Symbol - Heart by papuchan Kingdom Hearts Symbol - Heart :iconpapuchan:papuchan 92 48 Lethal Lady - Cover Me by bordon Lethal Lady - Cover Me :iconbordon:bordon 133 0 Big sis came to visit by Picolo-kun Big sis came to visit :iconpicolo-kun:Picolo-kun 16,429 295 [SOLD] Character Drafts #9 by MizaelTengu [SOLD] Character Drafts #9 :iconmizaeltengu:MizaelTengu 234 17 Commission kiss animation: Rintaro and Kurisu by starca Commission kiss animation: Rintaro and Kurisu :iconstarca:starca 179 36 Kiss Gif Animation: Usagi and Mamoru by starca Kiss Gif Animation: Usagi and Mamoru :iconstarca:starca 207 41 [Eremika genre Week 2016 ] Day 4 Angst/Fluff by xXMarilliaXx [Eremika genre Week 2016 ] Day 4 Angst/Fluff :iconxxmarilliaxx:xXMarilliaXx 190 35 [Chihiro x Haku] Your real name.. by xXMarilliaXx [Chihiro x Haku] Your real name.. :iconxxmarilliaxx:xXMarilliaXx 52 12 Link by AndyFairhurst Link :iconandyfairhurst:AndyFairhurst 560 70 flop by Ravietta flop :iconravietta:Ravietta 4,864 208 MastersOfAnatomy by Ravietta MastersOfAnatomy :iconravietta:Ravietta 4,822 234 Eriu spin 2.0 by Ravietta Eriu spin 2.0 :iconravietta:Ravietta 4,452 219 C: Malceath-avenor by Ravietta C: Malceath-avenor :iconravietta:Ravietta 1,036 50 Locke/Sonia commission by inkhana Locke/Sonia commission :iconinkhana:inkhana 50 24

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Link by AndyFairhurst Link :iconandyfairhurst:AndyFairhurst 560 70 Narumayo by JesIdres Narumayo :iconjesidres:JesIdres 49 12 Narumayo! by Mayuccia Narumayo! :iconmayuccia:Mayuccia 83 26 Aang by Perfectlykawaii93 Aang :iconperfectlykawaii93:Perfectlykawaii93 44 10 Wonder woman by sakimichan Wonder woman :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 26,110 940 Link by sakimichan Link :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 26,772 932 Adventure Time Group photo by sakimichan Adventure Time Group photo :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 30,106 1,034 korra by sakimichan korra :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 28,714 1,107 The Weekenders by ringuchan The Weekenders :iconringuchan:ringuchan 167 30 My Weekenders by ShadowMaster23 My Weekenders :iconshadowmaster23:ShadowMaster23 217 43 Weekenders ft. Naruto by Lysa-Bell Weekenders ft. Naruto :iconlysa-bell:Lysa-Bell 336 87 GSG-Weekenders: abbronzata by 47ness GSG-Weekenders: abbronzata :icon47ness:47ness 84 42 The Weekenders -- Tino by YungiBear The Weekenders -- Tino :iconyungibear:YungiBear 37 15 Avatar Weekenders Fanart by Nenie Avatar Weekenders Fanart :iconnenie:Nenie 41 5
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Thorn and Rose: A Family Portrait
I gotta say that this is one of my favorite anime/manga. I love the relationship that develops between these characters and how they slowly grow to become a family. I did this in watercolor pencils and ink with a crow-quill. I looooved doing this so much. Wish I could draw more of them, though I’ve been kinda busy with moving and wedding stuff as of late. My sister recently got married and now I have extra family. I’ve kinda always considered them to be family long before my sister married into them. Still, the wedding kinda made me realize even more that family is very important to me. That’s what I look forward to with my wedding in August as well. I think that’s why I love TAMB so much since it’s kind of a similar symbolism of how a family is created. 

art (c) myself
characters/Ancient Magus’ Bride (c) Kore Yamazaki

Please don’t use without permission. 
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RoxasxNamine
Still need to put this on my Redbubble. My sweetie and I are still into this ship. They’re relatable, having been a long distance couple. :)

Based on on one of my favorite quotes from the game: “I may not know it’s you, and you may not know it’s me. But we’ll meet again. Someday, soon. I promise.”

Edit: Now it’s in my Redbubble 

Characters (c) Square Enix 
Art (c) Myself
Made with Procreate
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Wedding Invites
This is what the outside of my wedding invites. I really wanted to go for a geeky theme. Had to use a couple of stock images, but the art is mostly done by me on Procreate. Credits are as follows:

Art (c) myself
The little heart on the front (c) xquatrox.deviantart.com
Link and Zelda (c) Nintendo 

I really need to get back into playing video games more often. :)
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  • Listening to: Sounds
  • Reading: Emails
  • Watching: Think I\'ll watch something tonight
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Eating: Thinking about eating some of that fudge upstairs
  • Drinking: I\'m gonna get some water!
So, I figured that my last update is a bit old and I should tell about some recent happy tidings. 

First, I'm having a lot of good professional art and graphic design related projects that I'm either engaging in or have the opportunity to engage in, so I'm working on applying myself to those projects and opportunities and getting quite excited about the experience. I also have some other work that I need to post up here soon. It's all sitting in my stash and on my desktop, so I gotta get to it. :)

I'm really quite excited about what's going on in life right now. I recently had my 22nd Birthday, for one thing. It's so weird being in my twenties. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I notice my face is different than what it used to be when I was 17 or even 18. I've come so far and changed so much. I'll be graduating next semester and making a lot of big changes in my life. I want to thank you guys for supporting my work. I'll be continuing posting work up here, and hopefully more frequently now that I have my Superteen comic started. I'm so happy with the response from you guys. I've had this story since I was 12 and I'm happy that I've finally shared it with you. Since I'll be taking only 4 classes this coming semester I'll have a bit more space and time to do this thing. 

Christmas is coming soon and I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas (Or Happy Hannakah, or Kwanza, or Winter Solstice, or any other holiday you celebrate), and a Happy New Year. I really hope something good happens to each and every single one of you, even if it's something small, I wish you all the best this season. 
I'll be seeing my boyfriend soon. I can't wait to see the look on his face when he sees me. I'll record our meeting and see if it's okay with him that I post or share it. Either way, I will talk about it if asked. :)

My gallery here is changing to become more professional and I need to match that a bit. I'm thinking of creating a website where I can share my work, update, have a blog and do basically everything I really want to do as a freelance artist. If there's anyone here who can give me tips on creating a website, let me know. I have made a design for what I would like the site to look like, but I' clueless when it comes to html coding and other things like that. Anything can help.

So, if anyone is curious about how I'm feeling personally: The counseling has helped a lot with personal problems and I've really learned a lot about myself and other people. As of today, I'm a little stressed with all these projects I've got to do, but I have faith that it will all be okay in the end. My faith in God has changed, but it's still strong. My perspective on life is a bit different, but it's all for the better. Legend of Korra has ended...honestly I'm a bit disappointed with how the plot developed. There was so much potential for character development, but in the end it all fell short. The plot pandered in more than one way and it weakened to overall development with the characters. Now I'm in the mood to watch more anime again just for something that's decently written. If there's anything I've learned from Korra is that it is very much possible for good writers to write poorly from time to time. It's okay in the end and the show did have it's amazing moments that were written beautifully. The show had so much potential for great things but in the end fell short in regards to character development. 

Speaking of writing, I need to get back into doing that more often. I enjoy writing and if I wrote in my notebook similar to how I did with sketching, I could become quite good at it. Also, I've been getting into gaming a lot more recently. Fire Emblem Awakening and Animal Crossing have been on my mind and are great for relieving stress...but also very good at making me procrastinate. ^^; Gosh, I get so many ideas for fanworks nowadays. It's time I execute these things and have fun with my art and writing again. 

Until next time guys, peace!

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Justine
Artist | Professional | Varied
I love being the way I am, and while I'm not perfect, I'm very secure with my faith, what I believe, my hopes, dreams, friends and family, and my passions. Please, check out my youtube channel in the link below.

Currently I am working on making manga and light novels. Here's a list of work that is finished from beginning to end:

Broken (manga): www.smackjeeves.com/comicprofi…
Buy it here: indyplanet.com/store/product_i…

Niki: Being Written

Superteen: Being Written

Fictionpress and Fanfiction: www.fictionpress.com/u/757113 www.fanfiction.net/u/2546143/


Current Residence: Planet Earth
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium?
Print preference: Not sure...they all have something to offer.
Favourite genre of music: Eclectic mix :3
Favourite photographer: My sister
Favourite style of art: animation :)
MP3 player of choice: My phone
Shell of choice: Not sure...
Wallpaper of choice: Whatever suits the mood
Skin of choice: ...my own?
Favourite cartoon character: Winnie the Pooh :)
Personal Quote: Love is patient, Love is kind, Love is seeing, yet Love is blind.
Laugh at yourself. You're a funny person. :)
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Commissions available! (no discounts or art trades this time. See steekira.deviantart.com/art/Up… for why.)


Details:

Will draw: Just about anything! I'm open to new challenges.

Will NOT draw:
Anything pornographic, and this includes both sexual and violent themes.
Yaoi, Yuri, shojo or shonen ai, incest, beastiality or hentai all for personal reasons. Please, don't read into it. (Kissing, hugging, holding hands, and cute snuggling is fine as far as pairings go. I just won't be drawing any explicit sex scenes or anything like that.) Basically, anything you won't show your Grandma.

However...

If there is something you'd like drawn for you that qualifies for any of the above, I'm wiling to compromise and make something somewhat related to what you want. For example, you have a scene that you know is quite gory. I'll draw blood, I'll draw people reacting to the scene, I just won't draw explicit gore or anything sadistic. Hopefully this makes sense. I won't draw porn, but I'm open to drawing non-sexual nudity. I won't draw incest, yaoi, or S&M, but I'm willing to draw characters together. It'll just be more open to interpretation or brotherly. Again, please don't read into this. It's all for personal reasons.

Pricing: (It will be discussed, but here are the basics for what I do. I accept in American currency. At this time I'm not accepting points.)

Sketch: $4.00

Black and White (ink): $6.00

Color: (See details below)
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Headshot: $3.00

Bust Shot (head to chest): $4.00

Half-body (head to waist): $5.00

Full Body: $6.00

Extra characters: $1.00 each


Background (undetailed/one-color): $6.00

Chibi: $6.00

Other/special/big projects: $3.00 per hour
(What qualifies? Comic pages, CD covers, detailed backgrounds, zentangle, realism, clothing, plushies etc)

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Color Pricing Details:

Colored Pencils: $10.00

Alcohol Markers: $15.00

Digital: $15.00

Watercolor or Acrylic paints: $20.00

Mixed Media: $25.00

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Hand Painted Clothing!!!!!
With these, we'll discuss Pricing, but it will depend on whether you want me to buy you a piece of clothing or you wish to send me something to paint. (The latter is recommended, simply because it would be cheaper for you. I charge for shopping expenses.)

will NOT paint or make: Undies, swimsuits or other fetish clothing or objects.
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How pricing works: Say you wanted to purchase a commission. You'd pick whether you want a sketch, a black and white line art or a color drawing. Then you decide whether you want a head shot, full body, or any extra characters (etc). If it's colored then you've got to decide how you want it colored. Painted? Copic Markers? Etc...Then you add all the pricing up. For more complex comcepts, rather than charging by the individual parts, I'll charge by hour instead. This also qualifies for clothing. I also charge for shipping if you want originals given to you. If you have further questions, just send me a note.

To make a request, send me a note. I use paypal for payment. If you'd like your request shipped to you, put your shipping address inside your note. Don't worry, I'm not a stalker.

If you want a commission I can be contacted either through e-mail (catrobat@yahoo.com) or PM.

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Mytis Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the watch! :)
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hrwilliams Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Professional Writer
Gasp! You're watching me but I'm not watching you back!
I'M RECTIFYING THIS SITUATION!!!
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Neko-O Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi!! Thanks so much for your :+fav: on my art :hug:!
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nadia-araya Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi ^^ thank you for the fav and watch >v< :hug:
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slish-slash Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you soo very much for deciding to watch me!  It's incredibly encouraging to know that those who're even more talented than myself like my work enough to stay updated!  Encouraging, indeed!
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Here, have a llama; it's the least I can do!
(that webcam, by the way, perfection!)
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Nephrym Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!!! :D It's so fun to have friends on here that I know in RL :heart:
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SteeKira Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know right? Also congrats on the baby!
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AlfaFilly Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Thank you so much for the watch! You have a lovely gallery! Such great work! ^^
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SteeKira Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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